Disable Apple HFS driver helps with Veeam Entpoint Backup and VSS errors

Do you have problems with Veeam Entpoint Backup or Windows Backup fails with VSS error 12289 on a iMac? Just disable the Apple HFS driver and reboot. I use Autoruns from Sysinternals for that:

After that you have no access to the OS X HFS partitions, but for me this is no problem. I haven’t use that any time.

Add a physical disk to VMware Fusion

1. Get Disk-ID from Disk Utility.app (“disk1” in my case)
2. Open Terminal
3.Change current directory to:

4. Run vmware-rawdiskCreator with the right disk. This will create a new external-hdd.vmdk file in your home folder:

5. Open Vm Config file (*.vmx) with TextEdit and add following lines:

6. save and quit